Editorial #339 Art of the Noble Lie
Living a life of total honesty and integrity has been a challenge for humanity since Adam and Eve ate the apple from the tree of knowledge. Almost everyone wants to be accepted, respected, liked and appreciated, but the adage “honesty is the best policy” is much easier to say than do.
We will do almost anything to shield our children from being hurt, disappointed or sad. Parents perpetuate the myths of Santa, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy so their children can experience the innocent joy of a child’s imagination and glee we all derived from believing in the magic of these ‘noble lies’.
These ‘noble lies’ often grow into rationalizations, protecting children from being accountable for their bad behavior as they mature. Some parents pay off, or use their social influence, to wipe away penalties and public records of transgressions their children commit. Their excuse is the record of ‘youthful folly’ could damage their future, following the child for the rest of their life. The rationalization for this violation of parental integrity is: “The ends justifies the means.”
The syndrome of the ‘noble lie’ has evolved into ‘blatant lying’. It is now a staple of the culture, no longer labeled a sin or a sign of bad character. Today’s religion of technology disregards the morality of bygone days. The word ‘secret’ is becoming archaic. There are no human secrets in the world, anymore, as confidential and private exchanges are almost impossible. It is a word that describes something almost as rare as finding someone with true “integrity”.
The fact that nothing can be hidden from eventual truth and knowledge’ is becoming a major handicap for businesses, politicians, lawyers, clergy and certainly for us mere mortals. With data mining, computers know more about us than we know about ourselves. Lies are now masked by redefining words and democratizing facts using “majority rules” as the only way to define truth.
The only real secrets in the world are held by God who hides them in the sciences of biology, physics, chemistry and astronomy. The secrets of the criminals WILL emerge one day, as truth always does, but the secrets of God are carefully hidden from us.
With our ability to control the electron, electricity has given humanity the ability to analyze, study, pattern and deduce consistencies that answer questions in physics, chemistry, genetics, medicine and of the universe’s origin. The electron, like the serpent, has corrupted humanity to the same degree the apple from the Tree of Knowledge caused Adam and Eve to be thrown out of Paradise. The sin of considering ourselves as equals to God: “if you eat of the forbidden fruit, you will become like God.”
Once humanity believes their control is on the same plain as God, the rationalization for that ‘noble lie’, “The ends justify all means”, is unleashed with all of the chaos of Pandora’s Box. The result is the hypocrisy, corruption and manipulation by deep state power brokers, narcissist, nihilist and globalists.
The lies about the pandemic, man-made climate change, systemic racism, abortion-as health care, massive government spending, withdrawn border security, defunded police, no cash bail and crimes excused due to ‘reparations owed’, are the ‘noble lies’ these hypocrites are inflicting upon us.
History does not repeat itself but it rhymes. The slippery slope of relativism with truth being subjective, situational ethics, political correctness, democratized facts and a self-serving bureaucracies are the modern day version of the serpent’s tactic in the garden. Their objective is to seduce and convince us there is no need for dependence on God. They insist (mandate) we resign ourselves to obeying them for our survival, by giving us permission to be apathetic, saying it is “OK” to take that bite from “The Apple”.
This is Keith Kube wishing you the best in making the world a better place.
Keith has a regular commentary on WJAG 780 radio at 7:40 on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Check his website www.keithkube.com for past editorials.